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going into boston that day, we felt like we had a pretty darn good chance of winning. so, as you can imagine, it was a bit of a shock when we didn't win. >> reporter: you were the running mate. was that the campaign paul ryan would have run? >> oh, gosh. you know, i think -- when you join a ticket three months out, you join somebody's campaign. i was really impressed with the way mitt and ann brought us into the fold. so i was very encouraged by that. i really enjoyed it. and i wanted to run a big campaign on ideas. we did that. we ran on ideas. >> reporter: "saturday night live" poked fun at ryan, a native of jamesville, wisconsin, for failing to help romney win his home state. >> mother sent me to come get you, father. paul ryan is doing feets of strengths in the drawing room. >> hell, i'd like to see him carry wisconsin. >> reporter: so what happened in wisconsin? >> i think we got higher than that. a little bit. janesville has always voted democrat top of the ticket. wisconsin has always voted democrat top of the ticket so we knew it was an uphill battle but still fought. >> repo
long campaign. what is he thinking tonight? abc's david muir covered that campaign and is in boston right now. david? >> reporter: hey there, diane. you showed that image of the 2k3w06 governor today in that hotel room. we know he spent more time with his family. they've gathered here, five sons, 16 of the 18 grandchildren. and this family has been a huge part of the campaign. one of the sons, a key adviser, the others campaigning for him, and, of course, ann romney, who has said this would be the last campaign. mitt romney and his campaign convinced they had a shot until the very end. >> like so many of you, paul and i have left everything on the field. we have given our all to this campaign. >> reporter: last night, a portrait of his dedicated family, one last time before exiting the stage. romney had been running for president for six years, two campaigns -- >> i'm running for president of the united states. >> reporter: hoping to fulfill and unfinished dream of his father. ♪ he's going to win >> reporter: george romney, the one-time governor of michigan, running for president
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just landed here in boston after stops in ohio and pennsylvania today. they do believe pennsylvania is now in play for the republicans but i got to tell you it all started this morning when he walked into his own polling place in his neighborhood in belmont, massachusetts and was hummed when he saw his name right there for president of the united states. mitt romney and his wife ann back home this morning walking in to cast their vote. a quiet moment side by side after nearly six years of campaigning, two runs for the white house and tonight he is one step away. outside a kiss and then a question about ohio. >> yeah, i feel great about ohio. thank you. >> reporter: but not taking that state for granted a last-minute dash today back to ohio. his body man taking this image on the plane proudly wearing this pin and the plane and running mate's plane paul ryan and vice president joe biden's plane in a state both sides want to win. it's been a race to the finish traveling 15,000 miles in 4 days. overnight on my iphone capturing this moment, the romney plane pulling into this columbus, ohio,
what happened at this school outside boston, an extreme example, but entirely legal. >> some day, we're all -- i think we're all going to look back, and we're going to say, "can you believe what we did here?" >> reporter: an abc news investigation has found that only 17 states have specific laws protecting students from harsh treatments and restraints. >> there's thousands and thousands of children that have been traumatized, they have been injured. >> reporter: in arizona and washington state, parents are up in arms over padded isolation boxes or cells, where students have been left for long stretches. in kentucky, a mother found her autistic 8-year-old son had been stuffed into a duffel bag like this one, specially made to restrain children. >> they held me, like -- >> reporter: in pennsylvania, a group of students with behavioral issues described to abc news how they had been tied up or manhandled at previous schools. did it hurt? >> yeah, it really did hurt. >> reporter: 11-year-old jordan described being locked up in one of those isolation boxes. >> it's scary. really scary.
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